Saturday, March 31, 2007,9:04 PM
Books Blogthing
Another fun blogthing. I couldn't pass this one up given my book addiction and all. What is sad is the number of "classics" on this list that I haven't read. It was a good reminder of the number of books I have on my shelf waiting to be read!

Here's how you play. Take a look and see which ones you’ve read. Then, if you’re a blogger, post it on your blog. If you play, leave me a comment so that I can come visit!
Here’s what you do:
* Bold the ones you’ve read.
* Italicize the ones you want to read.
* Leave in normal text the ones that don’t interest you.
* Put in ALL CAPS those you haven’t heard of.
* Put a couple of asterisks by the ones you recommend.

(UPDATE - I liked Erik's suggestion of putting (++) next to the ones you've seen the movie or TV show of, so I added that)

1. The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)**++
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)++
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)++
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) **++
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) **++
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien) **++
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)++

9. OUTLANDER (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A FINE BALANCE (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)++
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)

14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone(Rowling)**++
17. FALL ON YOUR KNEES (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)++
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)++
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)**++
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)**
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)**
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)++

24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)++
28. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)**++

29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. THE POWER OF ONE (Bryce Courtenay)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)

43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. The Bible **
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)**++

47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)++
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)**++
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)**++

50. SHE'S COME UNDONE (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible(Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)**
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)++
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)++

56. THE STONE ANGEL (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)++
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment(Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)++

65. FIFTH BUSINESS (Robertson Davies)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)**++
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)++
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
73. SHOGUN (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)++
75. The Secret Garden(Frances Hodgson)++
76. THE SUMMER TREE (Guy Gavriel Kay)
78. The World According to Garp (John Irving)
79. THE DIVINERS (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)++
81. NOT WANTED ON THE VOYAGE (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard's First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)++

86. Watership Down (Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. THE STONE DIARIES (Carol Shields)
89. BLINDNESS (Jose Saramago)
90. KANE AND ABEL (Jeffrey Archer)
91. IN THE SKIN OF A LION (Michael Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (William Golding)++
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)++
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy(James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

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  • At 4/01/2007 06:51:00 AM, Blogger Jamie

    Oh, OH, I'm playing, too!

  • At 4/01/2007 07:10:00 AM, Blogger gerbmom

    Fun. I posted my list.....

  • At 4/01/2007 07:25:00 AM, Blogger Kay

    I posted a list too!

  • At 4/01/2007 02:25:00 PM, Blogger gerbmom

    LOTR - I so tried. Especially with my family all being LOTR fans. I'll give it another shot some day - but for now......

  • At 4/01/2007 06:14:00 PM, Blogger Dsrtrosy

    I'm posting it at my personal site: You MUST read The Summer Tree and the rest of the Fionavar Tapestry (trilogy) by Guy Gavriel Kay. He is my favorite fantasy writer! --Sarah--

  • At 4/01/2007 09:17:00 PM, Blogger Julie

    Fun lists everyone.

    Sarah - I'll look for the book. I felt kinda stupid - as a fantasy lover I hadn't read the fantasy books on this list!

  • At 4/02/2007 09:42:00 AM, Blogger Erik

    Played - that was fun!

    I also added a step when I posted it to my blog - add a couple of plus signs (++) if you've seen the movie (or TV show).

  • At 4/02/2007 10:14:00 AM, Blogger Julie

    Good idea. I did wonder what to do with the ones I had seen the movie of, but hadn't read the book.

  • At 7/20/2007 09:05:00 AM, Blogger bobbie

    hey julie - i am late to this (remembered you blogging about the outlander series and wanted to find the author so i searched your blog) and found this - i played just today.

    thanks again!


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